Since Amazon Prime Video released the trailer for its next film, Sarpatta Parambarai, there has been some doubt about the major physical transformations the actors have made to make the film. Not only the actor, but the director, Pa. Ranjith was also trained for this project. Known for his precise accuracy, understanding of the sport and his focus on the film, Pa Ranjith began preparing for the project six months earlier so that his boxing training could understand the nuances of the sport and make it look as realistic as possible.
While training for Pa Ranjith, he said: “It’s very special for me as I wrote this film 10 years ago and I was waiting for the right moment to get it going. I wanted the audience to get 70’s Authentic Boxing. to understand the technique and complete the boxer character, I decided to take a boxing training and share my vision with the Actors by sharing with them.We all trained on Fisherman’s Island, followed a strict diet and stayed focused until we shot the film.In preparation for six months I started training in boxing so that I could understand the sport before starting the project and put in as little detail as possible to make it look real. ”
To achieve the authentic look of a boxer in North Madrid in the 70s, actors Arya, John Kokken and Shabeer Kallarakkal underwent rigorous training and dieting. To join Kabilan’s role, Arya did a 4-month boxing workout, six or seven hours a day with a strict boxing, cardio and weight training. In order not to lose the look of the film, Arya followed her diet and workouts in Lockdown due to the Pandemic when filming had to be stopped.
On the other hand, the highly talented opponent Vembuli, played by John Kokken, also trained for four hours a day in addition to his regular workout, including many high-intensity and bodyweight workouts. In addition to other boxers in the Raman film played by Santhosh Pratap and Dancing Rose, played by Shabeer Kallarakal, trained martial artists also had to undergo special training compared to other forms of martial art.
Set in the 70s, Sarpatta Parambarai is not just a regular sports film about boxing. It also shows the culture and life of the boxing clans that existed in North Madras. In the middle of the story are two rival clans: Sarpatta and Idiyappa, who are constantly blocking the branches for the pride of their clans. The film, with its sports background, shows the nuances of a time steeped in changes in culture and society.